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Single Idea 19598

[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / D. Nature of Philosophy / 5. Aims of Philosophy / c. Philosophy as generalisation]

Full Idea

Now all learning is connected - thus philosophy will never be complete. Only in the complete system of all learning will philosophy be truly visible.

Gist of Idea

Philosophy relies on our whole system of learning, and can thus never be complete


Novalis (Logological Fragments II [1798], 39)

Book Reference

Novalis: 'Philosophical Writings', ed/tr. Stoljar,M.M. [SUNY 1997], p.162

A Reaction

Philosophy is evidently the unifying subject, which reveals the point of all the other subjects. It matches my maxim that 'science is the servant of philosophy'.